Laura Bohinc's quickly becoming one of today most in demand handbag designers. With a knack for creating beautifull and geometrically well structured pieces, she combines eye pleasing colors and shapes with today's most stylish looks. This stunning hand made Tatiana clutch is black leather and features intricate gold detailed pattern and gold chains across the top. The inside is lined in bright red, a nice touch on an already fabulous bag! Available from Harvey Nichols for around $1300.
Want a stylish way to help solve one of todays most urgent humanitarian crisis? Relief Beads is a campaign that sells handmade African bracelets to raise awareness and money for the people of Darfur. Funds from bracelet sales go directly to refugee camps and medical clinics in the most urgently needed locations. The funds from every eight bracelets sold, provides medical care for 100 refugees! Since conflict begin in 2003 over 2.5 million people have been forced to leave their homes. Support this worthwhile cause, pick up your bracelets today!
Women For Women improves the lives of women in war torn regions with their holistic whole health approach, they address both mental and educational needs as well as physical health issues. Women who enter their amazing one year program have no where else to turn. Through education, they're transitioned from victim to survivor then active citizen. Over the years this organization has empowered hundreds of thousands of women in Congo, Afghanistan, Sudan and Nigeria. They're able to do so because of their successfull sponsor program. It matches potential donors with a woman in need within four weeks, once you've been matched you recieve all the information about your new "sister", and you assist her with your monthly contribution. Learn more about Women For Women's inspiring work and then get involved!
The Nancy and Daniel Benoit Foundation (NDBF) is dedicated to preventing steroid abuse through education and raising awareness about the unfortunate effects steroids can have on users and those close to them. The foundation was started by Nancy Benoit's sister... Nancy and her seven year old son were murdered last year by her then husband professional wrestler and steroid abuser Chris Benoit. The one-year anniversary of these senseless deaths is this month, donating to their cause is a great way to help keep their memory alive while furthering education/prevention efforts.
In recent fashion news a French court ruled in favor of Hermes in a case they brought against eBay that involved the sales of fake handbags. This case set precedent and although the punitive fines involved are relatively small, the outcome of the case undoubtedly has eBay a little worried. The verdict directly challenges eBay's argument that it is not directly responsible for what is sold on its web site. Did I mention Tiffany & Co., Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton all have similar cases in the works against eBay! In response, eBay has said it takes counterfeiting very seriously and points to the steps it has taken since the case was first launched to improve its anti-counterfeiting measures. I'm interested to see the outcome of all this and I wonder if consumers will notice any changes in online auction policies as a result.